Initial Considerations Before Designing a Promoter Construct

  • David GouldEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1651)


Before designing a synthetic promoter, it can be helpful to think about its final application. Is the study purely an in vitro exercise in monitoring short-term promoter activity from an episomal vector, or does the promoter eventually need to be permanently active and be integrated into the genome or perhaps even to function in vivo? The final application will have a bearing on promoter design and vector of choice from the start of the study. In this chapter I highlight some of the vector attributes to consider and features that should be thought about.

Key words

Immunogenicity Reporter genes Regulated promoters Replication Amplification 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biochemical Pharmacology, William Harvey Research InstituteQueen Mary University of LondonLondonUK

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